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The evangelical handbook

I have learned over the years that all evangelical Christians have memorized the same handbook. They all regurgitate the same slogans, e.g., “You hate God,” “Out of context;” parrot the same threat, “You will stand before God on judgment day;“ incessantly quote irrelevant passages from the Bible, e.g., “He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end;” make claims about biblical “science” without ever supporting them, e.g., “Many scientists state that evolution is a flawed theory;” rewrite history, e.g., “America was founded by devout Christians as a Christian nation.”

They unanimously repeat the same story about becoming a believer. They confess that they had once been an evil atheist. Yes, Satan had blinded them from the truth. But in a moment of divine revelation God had opened their hearts and minds to the truth. They had been yanked away from Satan’s clutches and are now saved.

This, of course, is nothing more than one more lie used in an attempt to defend oneself against the forces of reason. It is inconceivable that a person who was knowledgeable enough to reject superstitions and myths earlier in their life could possibly forsake reason in favor of religion at a later period of development. Yes, there are isolated cases where this could happen. A person could have suffered a trauma that caused sever disorientation with associated mental lapses. They chose to rely on a mental crutch. However, as a rule--once a person of reason, always a person of reason.

Fortunately for the fate of humankind, the opposite is occurring. More and more individuals are becoming better educated and less intimidated by supernatural threats. The vocal religious majority is being exposed as unethical hypocrites--resulting in a loss of respect and authority. As individuals begin to question the absurdities that they once were afraid to question, reason comes closer to victory in the war against archaic dogma.

Reason bless America!
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